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Women Cherry Pickers during World War II by Portland Oregonian

For farmers and orchardists in Oregon, labor shortages during World War II threatened to leave vegetables and grains rotting in the fields and unpicked fruit on the trees. …

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Women Dry Salmon at Celilo Village by Unknown

This photograph shows Warm Springs tribal members Edna David (left) and Stella McKinley (right) drying salmon at Celilo Village. It was taken by an Oregon …

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Women Packing Cherries, Hood River by Unknown

The fruit industry has been an important part of the Hood River economy since the late nineteenth century. This early twentieth century photograph shows women …

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Women Pray at Nichiren Buddhist Church, 1963 by Oregon Journal Collection

This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on November 25, 1963. It shows a group of women praying at Portland’s Nichiren Buddhist Church during …

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Women Workers, Pacific Coast Biscuit Company by Unknown

This photograph of three women packers at the Pacific Coast Biscuit Company was probably taken sometime between 1900 and 1905. The Pacific Coast Biscuit Company …

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Wool Buyers at Shaniko by Unknown

This photograph features wool buyers at Shaniko in eastern Wasco County. In 1910, the approximate date of this photograph, Shaniko was a major transportation hub …

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Workers at Bonneville Dam Site, 1935 by Oregon Journal Collection

This 1935 photograph shows workers excavating volcanic rock at the construction site of Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. Workers used jackhammers and explosives to …

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Workers at the Umatilla Ordnance Depot, 1943 by Oregon Journal Collection

This photograph shows workers at the U.S. Army’s Umatilla Ordnance Depot stenciling and inspecting 155-millimeter artillery shells. It was taken by an Oregon Journal photographer …

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Workers build patterns at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., c.1943 by Photo-Art Commercial Studio

This photograph comes from the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation collection; it was likely part of the company's series of publicity photos it used in its various …

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Workmen Battle Mud, Wolf Creek Highway by City of Portland

This 1936 photograph shows men building the Wolf Creek Highway, which later was renamed the Sunset Highway (US 26) in honor of a Portland area …

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